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TWO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE
Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Design Principal: Cesar Pelli
Design Architect: Rocco Design Ltd.
Height: 407 meters/ 1,335 feet | 416 meters / 1,364 feet with spire
GFA: 185,805 meters2 / 1,999,988 feet2
Two International Finance Centre (2IFC) was the tallest building in Hong Kong on its completion in 2003. Today it is surpassed by the 118-story ICC on the Kowloon side of the harbor. Designed by Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, 2IFC is the principal office tower in a major mixed-use commercial complex that serves as the new inter-modal transit center of Hong Kong's CBD, called Central. Built on landfill at the harbor's edge as part of a government master plan, the multi-level development comprises the MTR subway station, the terminal for the airport express trains, a bus station, as well as offering connections to the the cross-harbor ferries. Multiple stories of major retail shopping form an underground mall and raised podium with gardens and public space on the roof. From this base rise the two towers; the 55-story 1FC contains a Four Seasons Hotel, and the 88-story 2IFC.